Sanvito, S. and Lambert, C. J. and Jefferson, J. H. (2000) Breakdown of the resistor model of CPP-GMR in magnetic multilayered nanostructures. Physical Review B, 61 (20). pp. 14225-14228. ISSN 1098-0121Full text not available from this repository.
We study the effect on CPP GMR of changing the order of the layers in a multilayer. Using a tight-binding simple cubic two band model (s-d), magneto-transport properties are calculated in the zero-temperature, zero-bias limit, within the Landauer-Büttiker formalism. We demonstrate that for layers of different thicknesses formed from a single magnetic metal and multilayers formed from two magnetic metals, the GMR ratio and its dependence on disorder is sensitive to the order of the layers. This effect disappears in the limit of large disorder, where the results of the widely-used Boltzmann approach to transport are restored.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review B|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited By:||Prof Colin J. Lambert|
|Deposited On:||26 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 12:53|
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